Josh is a civil consequences attorney at the King County Department of Public Defense. He works alongside public defenders to help people who’ve been charged with a crime navigate the many civil legal issues presented by a criminal charge including housing, immigration, public benefits, employment, vacating convictions, and family law matters. Josh first joined the Board in 2015 as a law student representative and since has served in law student outreach, judicial evaluations, and chaired the 2020 banquet. He volunteers in the QLaw Foundation Legal Clinic and was one of the 2017 Volunteers of the Year. He received the National LGBT Bar Association's Student Leadership Award in 2016. He is passionate about public service and social justice issues, working with numerous pro bono services and race equity organizations.
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Ryan Barnes is the Director of Creative Services at Whitman College. He is an accomplished creative director with more than 16 years' experience with knowledge in brand strategy, creative direction, digital media, and web management. He served as a board member to Simple Measures, the Washington State Bar Association's Disciplinary Board, and the Seattle Opera's BRAVO! Club. He was previously the Assistant Director for Design & Brand Marketing at Seattle University School of Law. He has earned his BFA in Digital Design and MFA in Arts Leadership.
Law Student Outreach Committee
Ada Danelo is a business lawyer at Summit Law Group, where she advises companies on general corporate matters, mergers and acquisitions, securities, and SEC reporting and disclosure. Ada also represents clients in the acquisition and disposition of real estate, as well as lease negotiations on behalf of landlords and tenants. In her free time, she volunteers with pro bono clients and in efforts to educate and promote acceptance of trans youth.
Judicial Evaluation Committee
Sarah is an estate planning and probate attorney with Skellenger Bender, P.S. She is co-chair of QLaw's Judicial Evaluation Committee, and regularly mentors law students through QLaw and other organizations. Sarah started her career by clerking for a justice on the Rhode Island Supreme Court, and then as an associate at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP in New York City. She worked as a commercial litigator in New York and for a small boutique firm in Seattle before beginning what turned out to be a long stint as a career clerk at Federal District Court for the Western District of Washington. Sarah has a broad range of interests, including access to justice, racial equity, education, behavioral psychology, visual art, textiles, language and cooking.
Cam is an intellectual property lawyer and Senior Attorney and Head of the Trademarks Team at Microsoft. His current practice focuses on trade mark due diligence and brand counselling, multi-jurisdictional trade mark portfolio management, and trade mark enforcement. Prior to joining Microsoft, Cam worked in private practice in the UK specialising in contentious, advisory and commercial work in all areas of intellectual property law. Cam has been involved in QLaw’s Judicial Evaluation Committee since 2019, has volunteered at Lambert House for over a year, and is one of the leads of the LGBTQ+ employee network of Microsoft’s legal department.
Law Student Outreach Committee
Dustin O’Quinn is a partner at Lane Powell and chair of the firm’s Immigration Practice. Dustin’s practice focuses on employment-based immigration and related compliance for companies of all sizes across all industries. Dustin also serves on the board of the Red Cross of King County and the Greater Seattle Business Association.
Jason represents real people against insurance companies and those who have injured his clients. Since starting his practice in 2001, Jason has litigated cases ranging from insurance coverage for property damage and personal injury, to medical malpractice, wrongful death, and sexual assault claims. His practice includes a large number of LGBTQ clients, for whom access to justice can be difficult. Jason is a proud graduate of Trial Lawyer’s College and active in the Seattle plaintiff’s bar.
Social & Services Committee
Originally from Atlanta, Jeremy attended law school in New England before moving here. He is currently an associate Garden City Group. Jeremy is also involved in Loren Miller Bar Association and KCBA volunteer legal clinics.
Deb Wechselblatt is a Deputy Prosecuting Attorney at the Clark County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office in Vancouver, Washington. Deb has worked in the Domestic Violence and Elder Justice units and currently oversees the Juvenile unit. Recently, Deb helped launch a felony-level Mental Health and Veterans Court in Clark County. Prior to going to law school, Deb was a community planner at the City of Lake Oswego and environmental advocate working for non-profits in Portland, OR. Deb was a 2019 Washington Leadership Institute Fellow (WLI) and is committed to promoting diversity in the legal profession and access to justice through her volunteer activities. Outside the practice of law, Deb enjoys hiking, cycling, backpacking, gardening, birding, and going to see live music. When it comes to sports, Deb roots for the Timbers and Thorns.
Law Student Representative (Seattle University)
Law Student Representative (University of Washington)
Law Student Representative (Gonzaga University)